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50 Cent Ordered To Pay In Headphone Case

April 10, 2014 3:07 pm | Comments

Federal court records show that rapper 50 Cent has been ordered to pay a Bradenton earphone manufacturer more than $16 million in connection with a failed partnership to produce the entertainer's line of headphones.      

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GM Making New Repair On Recalled Cars

April 10, 2014 2:35 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

General Motors says another part needs to be repaired in the 2.6 million small cars already being recalled for an ignition switch defect.                    

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Palmetto State Armory To Expand S.C. Plant, Hire 300

April 10, 2014 2:35 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

South Carolina-based gun manufacturer Palmetto State Armory (PSA) has announced plans to expand its facility in Lexington, S.C., with a $4.2 million investment.                            

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Ind. Glass Plant To Pay Record Safety Penalty

April 10, 2014 2:31 pm | Comments

A central Indiana automotive glass factory will pay a record $495,500 to settle workplace safety violations that were uncorrected following a worker's 2010 death, the Indiana Department of Labor said.           

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Black Box Data Lost For 2012 Malaysia Airlines Flight

April 10, 2014 2:06 pm | by Sylvia Hui, Associated Press | Comments

Malaysia Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in 2012 when a plane had to turn back because of technical problems, a report by Britain's air accidents investigator found.     

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Air Force Launches Spy Satellite

April 10, 2014 2:01 pm | Comments

An unmanned blasted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral with a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. No details about the classified satellite were divulged. It's intended for national security.               

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Judge Sets Hearing In Boeing Sale Lawsuit

April 10, 2014 12:58 pm | Comments

A federal judge in Kansas has set a hearing in the lawsuit against Boeing brought by two unions over pensions and retiree medical benefits.                   

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Food Makers Follow As Dieters Move Past Calories

April 10, 2014 12:18 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients.                  

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Moran Loses Bid To Boost Lawmakers' Pay

April 10, 2014 12:11 pm | by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Comments

Moran says Congress is at risk of becoming a bastion for the wealthy and that high rents in Washington, D.C., are a burden for lawmakers of lesser means, especially younger members with children.          

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Artificial Cooling A Tricky Topic For Climate Panel

April 10, 2014 11:31 am | by Karl Ritter, Associated Press | Comments

Called geoengineering, it's considered mad science by opponents. Supporters say it would be foolish to ignore it, since plan A — slashing carbon emissions from fossil fuels — is moving so slowly.           

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GE Plans To Add 1,400 Jobs In Cincinnati Area

April 10, 2014 11:17 am | by Dan Sewell, Associated Press | Comments

The General Electric Co. plans to build a new U.S. global operations center in the Cincinnati area, bringing an expected 1,400 jobs to southwest Ohio.                  

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Mitsubishi Motors Recalling Over 24K Vehicles

April 10, 2014 10:42 am | Comments

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Thursday it is recalling a total of 24,309 minivehicles produced between last May and January due to possible engine stalling during idling or low speeds.             

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Tesla Questions Motives Of Lemon Law King

April 10, 2014 10:00 am | by Todd Richmond, Associated Press | Comments

Tesla Motors officials questioned Wisconsin's self-proclaimed lemon law king's motivations in suing over a Milwaukee-area doctor's electric car, saying the company did all it could to fix the car and suggesting someone may have tampered with it.

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Applications For Jobless Aid Dip To 300K

April 10, 2014 8:43 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000.               

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GM Puts 2 Engineers On Leave In Recall Case

April 10, 2014 8:36 am | Comments

General Motors has put two engineers on paid leave as an outside attorney investigates why the company took more than a decade to recall millions of small cars for an ignition switch problem.           

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Jar Of French Mountain Air Goes For $860 In China

April 10, 2014 8:20 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | Comments

Liang's work is part of a gust of recent artistic protest reflecting widespread dissatisfaction over air quality in China, where cities often are immersed days on end in harmful pollutants at levels many times what is considered safe by the World Health Organization.

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Big Auto Recalls Push U.S. To Near-Record Pace

April 10, 2014 8:12 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | Comments

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.            

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Toyota's Gas Cars Get Efficient Engine From Hybrids

April 10, 2014 8:06 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Toyota has developed an efficient gasoline engine using technology fine-tuned with gas-electric hybrids, in which the Japanese automaker is an industry leader.                

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Scientists Try To Build Heart With 3-D Printer

April 10, 2014 8:01 am | by Dylan Lovan, Associated Press | Comments

It is an ambitious project to first, make a heart and then get it to work in a patient, and it could be years — perhaps decades — before a 3-D printed heart would ever be put in a person.                

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HP Paying $108M To End Inquiry

April 10, 2014 7:51 am | Comments

Hewlett-Packard will pay the U.S. government $108 million to settle charges that former employees paid bribes to officials in Russia, Mexico and Poland.                   

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